My Own Private Idaho

Dir: Gus Van Sant
Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
104mins   1991   US   15   English   

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Mike Waters is a gay sex worker afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

'A simultaneously heartbreaking and exhilarating road movie' - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


Wed 1 February